Bikepacking Peru (2017)

Local Trails

I find that when I have a difficult coding problem inspiration often comes from entirely unrelated activities… I’m in a cafe on the plaza in Arequipa this morning writing code which is of course why I’m playing with pictures and scribbling a quick blog post. Well, that is my excuse… more »

Anything But

I have homework, as well as some proper work – you know that stuff that earns £, to... more »

Village Life

… following on from yesterday’s post I stopped for a couple of days in the small town of... more »

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Spiti & Kinnaur

Post-Himalayan Apathy…

It’s always ‘challenging’ returning home after a decent adventure but this time seems to have been, or rather ‘is’, particularly difficult. All I can think about it is the mountains – nothing new there – accompanied by a crippling apathy with respect to what passes for normal life. I’m tired too…… more »

Spiti etc

Other than the 60km asphalt cruise down the valley to Kullu the riding for now is essentially over,... more »

Transitions…

I’m really happy, got my Inner Line Permit. It had been on my mind a little because I... more »

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Sea Kayaking

January Kayak Sheep…

It is seldom that sea kayaks and sheep appear all wrapped up in the same story but that’s what happens I suppose when one ventures north of the border into Devon, which, if you’re from West Cornwall, really is like visiting a foreign country.. they talk funny and do cream teas… more »

Sunny morning surf

Just a couple of quick snaps from a fabulously mild and sunny morning kayak-surf session and catch up... more »

A Small Wave

Hmmm, a month since last being inspired to write anything at all. It was a weird month… bit... more »

Misty Trip East

I’ve been utterly uninspired to take pictures from my kayak since returning from Mingulay. Summer light on the ocean... more »

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Bikepacking Crete

Dirt road touring / bike-packing Crete

I thought that, for once, I could perhaps make myself useful and scribble a general info flavoured post with info on maps and stuff  – especially given that Crete is such an accessible, cheap to fly to destination (at least for those of us in Europe :-) ) with some absolutely… more »

Archanes etc

I could quite happily have spent a week on the Lasithi Plateau… however with a flight on Wednesday... more »

Lasithi

After 9 days of riding without a break a rest day was in order…I’m lucky in that the... more »

To the east…

It’s warm… as I rolled up my tarp at 8am this morning on the little patch of sand... more »

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Atlas & Djebel Sahro

revisiting some Moroccan streets

For the last couple of bicycle journeys I’ve travelled really light so just used a 7″ Android tablet as a tool for updating this journal – not ideal but it did the job and took up very little room along with my camera, a Fuji x100s – I think   the most… more »

Memory Dust

Sometimes it takes me even longer to get around to sorting it out. For the two weeks since... more »

Closing the loop…

Arrival back into Marrakech was something of an anti-climax after the truly fantastic riding of the last 8... more »

N’kob

The ride from Agdz was an easy one with very little in the way of significant climbing, 30km... more »

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Photography

Arequipa Flavoured

Just a few snaps from the past weekend by way of not doing my homework… ;-) It is a colourful town with plenty of life. I imagine there will be a few more at some point before too long…. It looks like I will be here a while, my chest… more »

Village Life

… following on from yesterday’s post I stopped for a couple of days in the small town of... more »

Chivay

… not unexpectedly, some street photography from Chivay. It’s a lovely little town and so far being forced... more »

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Gear Etc

Brother Cycles AllDay

For whatever reason I recently decided that I needed to build myself a new lightweight tourer, day-tripper, ultralight overnight bivy, commuter, go-fishing, take a picnic, audax, tracks & trails, just riding around in a t-shirt sort of a bike… so of course I did. Naturally in this context ‘needed’ nearly always… more »

ECR Fettling

Given that I’m heading off to the mountains of Crete in 10 days time I figured I should... more »

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Anatolia

A little bit of Anatolia…

In the absence of anything interesting to write about this week (I’m swamped with development work, and with the start of the race season less than 2 months away also spending a majority of spare time on two wheels) this post is just going to continue the theme started in the… more »

time to go…

cold, wet and windy in Istanbul for the last couple of days… must be time to fly home..

Beyoğlu

Rio, Jakarta, Fes, Istanbul… wherever you are in the world there is a law of nature that says... more »

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